Find out more about our experienced and dedicated team at Hillside Law in Penticton.

David Brooke lawyer in Penticton



David Brooke is the founding lawyer of Hillside Law Inc. He was born and raised in Penticton, which he proudly calls home. He earned his Bachelor of Laws with Honours, at Bond University, in Queensland, Australia.

After returning home, David worked as a Paralegal until he completed his Canadian equivalency at the University of British Columbia. Since then, David has practiced law in Penticton, specializing in general civil litigation, with a particular interest in personal injury law, family law, and employment law. He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia and has appeared at trial before both judges and juries. David has worked in the legal profession since 1998.

“I enjoy the challenges and diversity of new experiences that the practice of law brings. I take satisfaction in being in a profession that permits me to assist people through particularly difficult and stressful periods in their lives.”

David Brooke

In 2011, David and his wife, Monika, decided to set out on their own and start their law firm. A love of the local mountains was a large reason for naming this new law firm “Hillside Law”. Hillside Law is a family-run business, that is approachable and results-oriented. He enjoys working daily with his wife, as well as his very capable support staff.

In his spare time, David can be found enjoying the South Okanagan outdoors. He is an avid mountain biker, and enjoys spending his downtime cycling on the many trails surrounding Penticton or volunteering his time building and maintaining the local trails. In the winter months, he is most likely hitting the slopes at Apex taking in the fresh powder or snowshoeing on the local hills.

monika brooke paralegal



Monika is our dynamic office manager and hard-working paralegal. She is very proud to have been born and raised in Penticton. After graduating from Pen-Hi, she attended the Okanagan University College to complete her Legal Assistant Certification.

After obtaining her certification, Monika worked full-time as a Legal Assistant, while attending Capilano University online to complete her Paralegal Certification. She has diligently worked in the legal industry (both as support staff and management) since 1991. Her main focus areas are: general litigation, family law, and personal injury law. She has been with Hillside Law Inc. since its inception in 2011.

Monika really enjoys the hands-on work of researching, drafting and helping clients on a daily basis. In her spare time, she practices running and interval training, to keep her in tip-top shape for having fun with her two daughters, her husband, Dave, and their beautiful rescue dogs. As a family, they enjoy mountain biking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and RV trips throughout Western Canada and the U.S.

lisa mitchell paralegal



Lisa is another important part of the legal team at Hillside Law, serving as a paralegal. She has lived in Penticton since she was seven years old and loves it. She graduated from Penticton High in 1985, where she went on to take Legal Secretary training at Okanagan College in Kelowna.

Lisa has worked in law firms, since 1987, mainly focusing on personal injury, family law, and general litigation. She loves working in the Hillside Law office as she feels the work benefits the members of the community and she is helping make a difference.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and hanging out with friends and family…doing whatever life brings in the beautiful Okanagan!

lesley gibbon



Lesley was born and raised in Penticton, BC.  After graduating from Penticton Secondary School, she attended Okanagan College and obtained her certificate as an Administrative Assistant. Two years later, while working full-time in a law office, she attended Okanagan College (via Distance Education) to obtain her certificate as a Legal Administrative Assistant.  Shortly after, while working full-time in a law office, she attended Capilano University (via Distance Education) to obtain her certificate as a Paralegal. She has worked in the legal field since 2006 and her main focus has been in the areas of Personal Injury, General Litigation, and Criminal Law.

In her spare time, she enjoy’s being active – weight training, running, biking, and hiking.  She loves spending time with her children, family and friends.